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Scientists unveil powerful new Telescope in Hawaii
Reuters, June 25, 1999

A powerful new telescope was dedicated in Hawaii Friday amid predictions that it will produce some of the sharpest infrared images ever and allow astronomers to look back 8 billion years in time. The Gemini North, a 8.1-meter telescope atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii, the state's highest point, was hailed by 150 dignitaries and scientists, including Prince Andrew of Britain and National Science Foundation Chief Rita Colwell.